Assistant Professor for Geochemistry
Julia Perdrial, Assistant Professor for Geochemistry, has pronounced cross-disciplinary training in biogeochemistry, mineralogy, and hydrology, and her research focus exploits this capacity to ask and answer questions related to global environmental change. Dr. Perdrial's research group studies low temperature environmental terrestrial and aquatic processes with a focus on carbon dynamics, utilizing both experimental and field approaches. The aim of this research, ultimately, is to elucidate how the biosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere interact to shape the Earth's terrestrial surface, often termed the Critical Zone (CZ).
A German native, Julia completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in 2004. She moved to France to complete her Ph.D. research in environmental chemistry, physics, and biology at the University of Louis Pasteur in 2008.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and four-year-old son, hiking, and reading.